Alumni and Friends

ALUMNI OF DISTINCTION: 1980s

1980 Alumni of Distinction

Alvin G. Flanagan

Alvin G. Flanagan *

B.S. Telecommunication 1941
President of Gannett Broadcasting, Atlanta.

1981 Alumni of Distinction

Herbert Wadsworth

Herbert Wadsworth *

B.S. Journalism 1953
Congressional aide.

1982 Alumni of Distinction

David Lawrence Jr.

David Lawrence Jr.

B.S. Journalism 1963
Editor and Publisher, Detroit Free Press, The Miami Herald.
Hugh Wilson

Hugh Wilson *

B.S. Advertising 1964
Creator of TV sitcom "WKRP in Cincinnati."

1983 Alumni of Distinction

John Paul Jones Jr.

John Paul Jones Jr. *

B.S. Journalism 1937
Professor and dean emeritus of the College.

1984 Alumni of Distinction

Barry Berish

Barry Berish

B.S. Advertising 1954
President of Jim Beam Co., Chicago.
Clarence Jones

Clarence Jones

B.S. Journalism 1956
Reporter, The Miami Herald, WPLG-TV, Miami.
Douglas Leigh

Douglas Leigh *

B.S. Advertising 1928
Creator of Broadway lighting spectaculars.
Fred Ward

Fred Ward

MA 1959
Freelance photographer for National Geographic magazine and Black Star.

1985 Alumni of Distinction

Bernadette Castro

Bernadette Castro

B.S. Telecommunication 1966
President of Castro Convertibles Corp.,
New York State official.
Karen DeYoung

Karen DeYoung

B.S. Journalism 1971
Foreign editor and national news editor, The Washington Post.

1986 Alumni of Distinction

William G. Ebersole

William G. Ebersole

B.S. Journalism 1949, MA 1957
Publisher of The Gainesville Sun.

1987 Alumni of Distinction

Deborah Amos

Deborah Amos

B.S. Telecommunication 1972
International correspondent for National Public Radio.
Robert J. Haiman

Robert J. Haiman

B.S. Journalism 1958
President of the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, St. Petersburg.

1988 Alumni of Distinction

Ed Johnson

Ed Johnson

B.S. Journalism 1957, MA 1972
Senior editor, New York Times Regional Newspaper Group, Tallahassee.
Judy Lynn Prince

Judy Lynn Prince

B.S. Telecommunication 1964
Senior public affairs adviser, Mobil Oil Corp.
Jeraldine Brown Smith

Jeraldine Brown Smith

B.S. Journalism 1967
Attorney and publisher, Capitol Outlook, Tallahassee.

1989 Alumni of Distinction

Otis Boggs

Otis Boggs *

L.S. 1943
WRUF sportscaster and "Voice of the Gators" for 50 years.
Tom Kennedy

Tom Kennedy

B.S. Journalism 1972
Photography editor, National Geographic magazine,
Managing Editor for Multimedia, The Washington Post.
Edward Sears

Edward Sears

B.S. Journalism 1967
Editor, The Palm Beach Post.
Bob Vila

Bob Vila

B.S. Journalism 1969
Host of PBS series "This Old House" and "Home Again."

* Indicates alumnus is deceased.